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Carroll Grand Jury indicts 55
A Carroll County Grand Jury handed down a total of 67 indictments on Sept. 18 against 55 people in Carroll County Circuit Court. An indictment is a formal charge and not a finding of guilt. Among those indicted Sept. 18 in Carroll County were:
Meth, heroin, cocaine, guns seized from man driving with fake license plates: Wythe Co. officials
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — A man in Wythe County is facing charges after a deputy pulled him over for driving a car with fake plates--only to discover meth, heroin, cocaine and guns inside the vehicle too. The Wythe County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday a deputy conducted a...
VA galax's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
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Section of Crooked Creek in Carroll Co. to be removed from stocked trout program
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — Folks who fish on Crooked Creek in Carroll County will face some changes this upcoming season. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) said that due to a loss of public access, the 0.4-mile section of Crooked Creek along Elk Horn Road in Carroll County will be removed from the stocked trout program beginning with the 2023-2024 stocking season.
Great big convoy: a beautiful sight for kids in need
This weekend the Mayberry Truck Show will return to Surry County this weekend beginning with a convoy rolling through downtown Mount Airy. The third such event sponsored by Bottomley Enterprises will again benefit kids who are receiving care at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem and their families. The event...
Local teacher named to national FFA award
John W. Carpenter, Ag Teacher at Carroll County Middle School, was recognized by the Carroll County School Board at its September 12 regular meeting for being named to the Honorary American FFA Degree. Carpenter will be receiving the degree on November 2023 at the 96th National FFA Convention and Expo...
Twin County Regional announces "Curtis Bartlett Medical Complex"
GALAX — Twin County Regional Healthcare and Twin County Chamber of Commerce on September 25 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. The celebration unveiled the naming of Twin County Regional Healthcare’s medical office building located at 199 Hospital Drive. The name of the medical office building is Curtis Bartlett Medical Complex in memory of the late Carroll County Sheriff's Office Deputy Curtis Bartlett, who gave his life in the line of duty in 2017.
Public school division enrollment on track
Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Burnette shared figures from the division's "10th Day School Profile" at the September 12 regular meeting and told of progress on the final portion of a construction project at the high school which will connect the buildings there. "We had 3,290 students enrolled...
Letters to the Editor
Please consider casting your vote for Gerald R. Goad as Clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court. I have been serving as a real estate title examiner in Southwest Virginia for over thirty (30) years and have had the opportunity to observe Mr. Goad’s work as Clerk for the past eight (8) years. His thoroughly modern approach to accomplishing the many and varied tasks assigned to the Clerk makes his office an especially efficient place to do research. Continuing upgrades in technology, coupled with a staff reflecting his dedication to accuracy and completeness, make Mr. Goad an obvious choice to continue in this position.
Food Truck Fest to roll out Sunday
Diners with a craving for the unusual can tickle their tastebuds accordingly during an event scheduled Sunday in downtown Mount Airy. The Mayberry Food Truck Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. along North Main Street, which is to be closed to vehicular traffic for the occasion, along with some side streets.
Virginia High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Carroll County This Week
High school football is on the schedule this week in Carroll County, Virginia, and info on these games is available here, if you're looking for how to watch them. Follow High School Football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!
Break-in Spree Hits Mount Airy Businesses, Owners Demand Response
Mount Airy, North Carolina, is facing a sudden increase in break-ins at several local businesses. An unidentified suspect was caught on camera trying to break into Adkins Tint Shack with a crowbar. After failing to get in, the suspect moved on to a nearby business.
Five injured in Skyline crash
A two-car accident on Skyline Drive at 4:19 p.m. on Sept. 17 injured five people, according to the Galax Volunteer Fire Department. A 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by John Cox, 76, of Galax, was attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway when it was struck in the rear by a 2005 Nissan Titan, driven by Gregorio Miguel Diego, 40, also of Galax, according tor information from Virginia State Police.
Board vote paves way for Habitat move
Recent action by the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will allow the local Habitat for Humanity organization to enjoy a sense of permanence after being based at multiple locations over the years. Habitat officials are now setting their sights on two different parcels at 440 and 446 W. Pine St.,...
Galax schools to open health center
A federal grant will pay for a new school-based health center at Galax High School serving both students and staff throughout the school district. The center, which opens Oct. 2, will offer primary medical and mental health care in-person and through telehealth, and will refer those in need of more comprehensive care to Tri-Area's nearby clinic.
Here’s how you can own a piece of FloydFest’s history
FLOYD, Va. – Hey, FloydFest fans! You can now own a piece of FloydFest’s history. Floydfest’s Dreaming Creek Main Stage, built in 2004, was taken down in the summer of 2023, surpassing its expected lifespan of lasting until FloydFest 2022. Across-the-Way Productions salvaged pieces of the stage...
Parkdale Mills to close three of four Hillsville plants
One of the area’s largest employers will be closing three of its four plants in Hillsville and laying off more than 300 employees on Oct. 9. Although representatives from Parkdale Mills have not returned phone calls from The Carroll News for over a month, the company did issue a warn notice to the Virginia Employment Commission about the layoffs that will affect 326 employees in early October. Carroll County Administrator Mike Watson said the company will continue to employ over 100 people in Hillsville as one of the four plants will remain open.
Learning to build electric trucks
22-year-old Logan Robertson is stretched underneath a large white truck. We’re in a small warehouse in Pulaski County, a few miles away from the Volvo truck assembly plant. Wrench in hand, Robertson loosens the seal for the truck’s coolant. The truck still has a few kinks to iron...
Man pleads Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity in 2021 murder of mother
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Pulaski County announced a plea of Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity was accepted in the Mangekian murder case that occurred in April 2021. Cory Mangekian was charged with first degree murder in the death...
Town Council approves bond measures
Hillsville Town Council reappointed two citizens to the Hillsville Planning Commission, as well as approving a parade permit and a resolution concerning the Beaver Dam Trail at its September 11 regular meeting. Council recessed and reconvened on September 12 to take action on general obligation and water revenue bonds. Planning...